Aquarius – The Water Bearer

Balaam prophesied of Israel, "Water shall flow from His buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters..." Numbers 24:7. Are there biblical connections to the constellation Aquarius?

Balaam prophesied of Israel, “Water shall flow from His buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters…” Numbers 24:7. Are there biblical connections to the constellation Aquarius?

By Zachary Harmon

So the first thing that came to mind when I chose the constellation Aquarius was that catchy song from 1969 by the 5th Dimension.

But that’s not what I’m talking about. What if we looked biblically at Aquarius, what would we see?

The “traditional” mythology that goes along with this constellation mentions water being poured out, which resulted in the annual flooding of the Nile in Egypt. Even though the mythology is fun to read, and we know the stories are not true, there still may be some truth behind it.

The first Idea that came to my mind was Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

Aquarius only comes into view during the fall seasons, during the exact times when high-school seniors across America are gearing up to battle all of their applications to various colleges. It doesn’t just apply to high-school seniors, Winter is always a battle. Looking back to the founding of our Nation, they too had to save up for winter to avoid death.

When you think about Aquarius this way, it’s a reminder that before things get rough, God will make sure the tanks are full before shipping into battle.

The good thing about this overflowing  water comes out of John 4:14. “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Some mythologies include the idea of someone pouring out the water, and this could potentially resemble be Jesus talking to woman the well, offering her rivers of living water.

Aquarius has also been associated with the flood narratives in Genesis 6-9 and in ancient Babylonian culture.